Certified companies like SecureIdentity have to work to published government standards when they verify your identity. To do this, they have to look at a range of evidence and checks to establish that you are who you say you are – no single piece of evidence is sufficient. There are five elements involved, and the company has to achieve specific thresholds in each one before they can verify someone’s identity.
Your asserted information of name, date of birth, address and gender is used to find the relevant credit reference file which we then use to create questions, the answer to which only that user is likely to know. You're generally not providing information to us, rather you are confirming the information that is held in the data sources we reference is or is not correct.